Dr Sami Samawi BDS, MMedSci(Orth) is a (now-retired) Consultant Orthodontist and a retired Brigadier-General of the Royal Medical Services in the Jordanian Armed Forces. He is the Founder of Samawi Dental & Orthodontic Center in 1999, along with Dr. Shadi S. Samawi.
He obtained his BDS in Dentistry from the University of Cairo in 1969. Later that year, he joined the Royal Medical Services of the Jordanian Armed Forces. He left to the UK in 1978 to complete his Master’s degree in Clinical Orthodontics (MMedSci in Orthodontics) from the University of Sheffield in 1980, then returned to the Royal medical Services.
As a Consultant Orthodontist he was the former Head of the Orthodontic Department at The Farah Rehabilitation Center in King Hussein Medical City in the late 80s’, as well as a former part-time lecturer at the University of Jordan Dental Faculty since its establishment in 1989 up untill 1995. He is currently a member of several local, regional and international orthodontic bodies, including the Jordanian Orthodontic Society (JOS), the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), the European Orthodontic Society (EOS), as well as a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO). He has also been Secretary-General of the Arab Orthodontic Society (AOS) for over 8 years and an active member of several dental committees of the Jordanian Dental Association. He has also served as the Head of Examiners Panel of the Jordanian Orthodontic Board Examination Committee up until 2013.
He has published in a number of local and international dental journals such as the Jordanian Dental Association Journal, the Royal Medical Services Dental Journal, and the British Journal of Orthodontics. He has lectured numerous times at local and regional orthodontic congresses, and has helped organize many local and arab orthodontic congresses throughout the years, as part of the Jordanian Dental Association and Jordanian Orthodontic Society’s various committees.
Dr. Sami Samawi has fully retired from practicing Orthodontics in 2016, however, over the 40+ years of his career, and as one of the first few orthodontic specialists in the kingdom and a founding member of the Jordanian Orthodontic Society (JOS) in the 1980s, he has contributed in various scientific, training and administrative capacities to the advancement of the Orthodontic specilaty in Jordan.